Detectives last night arrested 44 school children and their host and seized various brands of alcohol and bhang in a house at Nairobi’s Mountain View Estate.
The children – 26 boys and 18 girls – are aged between 14 and 17 years. All are in primary and high schools.
Their host, Millicent Kithinji, aged 41, was picked up for questioning by detectives from Kabete police division.
Officers seized different brands of Whisky and vodka and one stone of bhang (cannabis Sativa).
Preliminary investigations revealed the children were from Nairobi, Kiambu and Machakos counties.
Already, officers have contacted some of their parents. Investigations are ongoing to establish how the children sneaked out of their homes and travelled that far without raising any suspicion from their parents.
Police also want to establish why the woman had hosted the children and how the children got to her house.
The DCI once again urges parents to take keen interest in their children’s activities at home and on the social media networks. Stern action legal action will be taken against adults who abuse children.